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Men of Faith: Eric Liddell

Catherine Swift

Men of Faith: Eric Liddell

Catherine Swift

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This famous Scottish runner whose story was portrayed in Chariots of Fire went on to become a missionary to China. A Men of Faith biography.

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- Publisher One of the greatest heroes of the Cross in this century^^Eric Liddell, hero of the film Chariots of Fire, risked becoming a national disgrace at the 1924 Paris Olympics when he refused to run on a Sunday. Disqualifying himself from the finals, Britain's hope of a medal was sacrificed as well. But the thinly veiled criticism in the press turned to sensational acclaim when Eric entered-and won-a race for which he was completely untrained, finishing a full five meters ahead of the favorite.^^He was a celebrity, but the faith which had inspired his courageous stand stirred in him again, and at the height of his fame he announced that he was leaving athletics to return as a missionary to the land of his birth, China. This story of "God's Athlete" makes for exciting reading.^^From renowned Scottish athlete to missionary in China.

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This famous Scottish runner whose story was portrayed in Chariots of Fire went on to become a missionary to China. A Men of Faith biography.
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176 Pages
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One of the greatest heroes of the Cross in this century^^Eric Liddell, hero of the film Chariots of Fire, risked becoming a national disgrace at the 1924 Paris Olympics when he refused to run on a Sunday. Disqualifying himself from the finals, Britain's hope of a medal was sacrificed as well. But the thinly veiled criticism in the press turned to sensational acclaim when Eric entered-and won-a race for which he was completely untrained, finishing a full five meters ahead of the favorite.^^He was a celebrity, but the faith which had inspired his courageous stand stirred in him again, and at the height of his fame he announced that he was leaving athletics to return as a missionary to the land of his birth, China. This story of "God's Athlete" makes for exciting reading.^^From renowned Scottish athlete to missionary in China.
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  • Catalogue Code 113708
  • Product Code 1556611501
  • EAN 9781556611506
  • Pages 176
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication Date Jul 1990
  • Sales Rank #29000
  • Dimensions 177 x 107 x 11 mm
  • Weight 0.104kg

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